Thursday, May 24, 2012

Smashburger & Clive Burger serving up Angus beef

Two new burger joints have opened up in Calgary serving Angus beef (review by John Gilchrist of the Calgary Herald). Smashburger - the first in Canada - focuses on fresh, never frozen Certified Angus Beef while Clive Burger is serving up Spring Creek Beef. Read the review HERE.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kettle Cuisine brings Angus Beef Steak Soup into Canada

Chelsea, Massachusetts-based, award-winning premium soup company, Kettle Cuisine has launched four products in Canada, including Angus Beef Steak Chili with Beans. Read about it and where to buy HERE.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Acana pet food features Angus beef!

Your dogs can now enjoy the the best in beef in their dry food. The popular Acana products from Champion Petfoods in Edmonton, AB have introduced Angus Beef in their grain-free Ranchlands line of dog food. Pet food is a HUGE market and those in the know say they can't keep it on the shelves!
Acana's "world-class pet food" is available across Canada, the US and almost 30 other countries. Visit their website at:

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Angus burgers

McDonald's Canada is adding a new trio of Angus Third Pounders, which are now available nationwide at participating McDonald's restaurants. Read the story at

Friday, October 8, 2010

Cedar Creek Wine Tasting With Canadian Angus Beef

The Cedar Creek Estate winery is holding a tasting paired with Canadian Angus Beef on Sunday, Oct. 17 in Vancouver. Source:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Farm gate Angus Sales in Alberta

According to the Sept./Oct. issue of City Palate magazine's 'Alberta Snail Trail - Your Guide to Locat Products at Farm Gates and Restaurants':
• Pura Vida Farm, Lethbridge
• Ruzicka Sunrise Farm, Killam
• Sunshine Organic Farm, Warburg

Saturday, August 14, 2010

McDonalds USA introduces Angus Snack Wraps

McDonald’s is promoting Angus Snack Wraps in the US, promoted as "The simple joy of Angus". No word yet on them being added to the menu in Canada. Website:

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tips for grilling the perfect Angus steak

You've got the perfect Angus steak - now grill it to perfection.
These tips for grilling are from Homegrown Ontario's expert Dave Zimmer as they appear in the story "Keep steaks simple" in the Vancouver Sun HERE.

• Enhance. Let meat come to room temperature before placing it on the grill. Refrigerated meat takes longer to come up to cooking temperature, leading to a dry, tough dinner. It also tends to stick to the grill.
• Remove. Wipe away any marinade with a paper towel before grilling. Excess moisture from the wet marinade impedes browning and the formation of the all-important sear that locks in juices.
• Rest. Let meat rest before serving. All grilled meat needs a resting period before it is served. When meat rests -- five minutes for a small steak and 15 to 20 minutes for a roast or a big bird -- it reabsorbs the flavourful juices for a moist, tender dinner. Carve too early and the delicious juices from the centre of the cut simply leak out, leaving a dried-out dish.
• Stay. Don't abandon the barbecue. When grilling, you can't just close the lid and walk away. Just like pancakes or omelettes, grilled meats -- and the grilling temperature -- need to be closely monitored during cooking, especially for any flare-ups.

Now Magazine's #1 Burger is all Angus

#1 on Toronto's top ten burger list stars a huge 8 oz. Black Angus patty at Lee ($18), one of two Toronto restaurants from noted Top Chef Masters finalist Susur Lee (he also has eateries in New York and Washington). Coming in at #8 is another grass-fed Angus burger from Allen's ($9.25). Read NOW Magazine's entire list HERE.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

100% Angus Burger at Rodeo Burger, Edmonton

Edmonton Journal review of Rodeo Burger yields lip-smacking results - read it HERE.